Andy Susemihl looks back on a long career in the rock business. Born in Ulm, Germany, the musician first appeared as a guitarist on Sinner’s ‘Dangerous Charm’ album in 1987 and since then has been steadily built up his reputation through many musical projects and contributions.
Susemihl’s latest creation is called ‘Burning Man’, with 30 minutes a slightly longer EP than usuall. However, Susemihl has brought two experienced musicians on board, Peter Baltes (Accept) and Andre Labelle (Vinnie Vincent), to bring the new project to reality.
‘Burning Man’ comprises of seven songs and starts with ‘Across the Pond’, a title that certainly reflects the guitarist’s life between USA and Germany. The song itself is a bit restrained and it feels as if the handbrake is still on. This changes with the smoothly rocking title track and the album picks up speed.
With ‘Crazy’ a well done rock ballad follows, with even softer tones to be heard in ‘One More For the Road’. In general, it’s the calmer sounds that dominate while the actual highlights are rock songs like ‘Remedy’. More of these energizers would not have been bad.
All in all, ‘Burning Man’ is a well done overview of the musical preferences of the Swabian guitarist. This album is well done and has a good sound, both prerequisites for music that is best listened to while driving in a cabriolet into the sunset.
- Across the Pond
- Burning Man
- One More For the Road
- People Get Ready
- The Beauty and the Mihl
Label: SM Noise Records / Feiyr
Release Date EU: June 12th, 2020